snapshots of an idle mind

September 16, 2007


Filed under: beer,bliss,blogging,cars,dancing,facebook,family,life,random,truth — sassinak @ 1:04 am


incidentally (god i love that word) i’m pretty drunk.

the kind of hammered where my fingers tried to type happered and then i managed to correct it.

i know that it’s wrong and all because aparently if you drink alone you’re a big old alcoholic but one of my favourite things has long been to spend an evening at home doing basically nothing and drinking a bunch of beer. i mean really now, tomorrow is my first actual day off in like… hmmm..



contemplating finding book and checking

yeah ever.

seriously, i work six days a week, if i count my schedule i work something like fifty or sixty hours a week but if i take out the hours i sit around waiting to work (and driving to work and …) it’s more like 35 and then i spend something like five thousand dollars a year on my education which involves a whole bunch of edumacation and suddenly i’m not ever taking any time off.

and then, a miracle happened. i started to work enough that i could quit my sunday class and have an actual day off!

clouds parted.

light shone down.

life improved.

but still, six days a week i work… week in and week out, christmas and august and all the weeks in between i work. and tomorrow? tomorrow i have the day off. the kind of day off where i have turned off the ringers and shut off the alarms and will turn off the computer and i can sleep until WHENEVER!

of course i’ll wake up at ten but still, i don’t HAVE TO!!!

*clears throat* somehow, along with this free sunday i managed to not schedule myself for a saturday night. i tried, i tried to get myself to go to the turning point party at the gladstone but i failed. i failed miserably.

instead i stayed home (after picking up my parents and dropping them at the airport so they can screw off to italy for the next eight months… those bastards, i’m going to miss them like crazy) and drank beer and watched a ridiculous movie.

i stayed home and i ate popcorn and hard boiled eggs and chocolate bonbons for dinner [not all at once!] and i drank beer and watched ‘the holiday’ which made me laugh and cry and shout at the tv and say ‘oh yeah!’ at least thrice and just generally wallow in my track pants and my giant old sweatshirt and thoroughly enjoy myself.

and you know? i totally get that it’s all like bad and stuff to sit at home by yourself and drink beer. i totally do. it’s like the first hallmark of an alcoholic. except (of course) that it’s the first drinking i’ve done in days and days.

and i know i should be all concerned that i love to sit at home alone and drink but you know what? i’m really not. i’m really not because i know what my issues are and beer isn’t one of them. beer is delicious but if you told me that i could never have another one?

i would be sad but i just wouldn’t care that much.

that being said, there is something so inexplicably enjoyable about being alone, at home, in your track pants, on your couch and watching a sappy/funny/cute/uplifting/true movie while drinking stupendous amounts of beer that i just can’t care that it’s supposed to be bad for me.

maybe if i did that more than once per season.

perhaps if i drank to excess daily or even weekly.

hell maybe even if someone that i cared about had ever once told me they were concerned… but no, i don’t care because you know what?

*insert silly happy dancing music here*

i have the day off tomorrow

day off tomorrow

day off tomorrow

i have the day off tomorrow

all the live long day!



incidentally (hee!) i feel like blogging lately. first time in months i’ve actually been brimming over with ideas for posts to the blog.

how cool is that?


no seriously, you can’t get just how hard it’s been to keep the blog going the last few months, there’s been like nothing at the well and suddenly?

suddenly i’m having ideas all over the place like i did when i first started it and i’m really happy about that because i was afraid that it was dying and i didn’t want to be yet another dark blog. i especially didn’t want to do that considering that there are a few people who find inspiration here.

i don’t know much but i do know that inspiring people is a damm good reason to do something.


i don’t know if any of you give a crap at all about formula one or high end racing but holy crap mclaren.

mclaren mclaren mclaren… what the fuck were you thinking? it’s better to lose than to have high end car buyers think you’re a thief and that you can’t build a car of your own.

i mean of course they can’t, that kit thing never will work, it’s why honda and toyota [on the road, not so much on the formula one] and ferrari kick ass *grin* (and bmw is starting to build their cars from scratch again too… and really… why did mercedes ever get into bed with mclaren in the first place?) but wow… they’re going to lose so much more than a hundred million dollars… the good will alone…


i read this on someone’s facebook and feel the need to pass it on:

7 Ancient Principles

1. The world is what you think it is
2. There are no limits
3. Energy flows where attention goes
4. Now is the moment of power
5. To love, is to be happy with
6. All power comes from within
7. Effectiveness is the measure of truth

how awesome is that?


i have the day off tomorrow

off tomorrow

off tomorrow

i have the day off tomorrow

all the live long day

going to sleep all night

going to sleep half the day

i have the day off tomorrow

all the live long day!





  1. Do you think it’s because we were raised in Italian households that we’ve both ended up as girls who watch and care about F1? You’re the first one I’ve come across besides myself, and well, it was an early morning tradition with Italian dad. Glad you feel like blogging, too! It’s hard when you fall into a rut. Happy Day Off, Sass. Have a beer for me. I’ll be marking. On my “day off”. Blah.

    Comment by sweet l'il gal — September 16, 2007 @ 11:54 am | Reply

  2. slg: i don’t know… my dad and i watched some racing and my mom and i watched some tennis and i love both those things. i don’t watch much racing anymore because it’s mostly nascar on tv and really who cares about going in a circle? that said, i would watch it happily if i had the correct channel.

    i think it’s more the tomboy in me but then doesn’t that just bring up the whole nature/nurture question? anyway yeah, i’m glad the blogging is coming back, it’s nice to feel inspired again…

    i had a lovely brunch followed by a scrabble game that ended in a TIE!!!! and now i’m off to hang with cherub :) so yeah, i’m sad your day off isn’t but mine is going quite well :)

    Comment by sassinak — September 16, 2007 @ 5:04 pm | Reply

  3. hooray for long-overdue days off… and for things to blog about!

    i toast you with my (gluten-free) beer. which i am drinking at home. alone. in my PJs.


    Comment by terry — September 16, 2007 @ 9:49 pm | Reply

  4. I enjoyed my day off too. There wasn’t as much beer involved. In fact, I think I didn’t even drink anything this weekend except coffee and ice tea.

    I’m sad to see your mum and dad go too. They were very kind to invite me up to the hill this summer, and I always appreciate their largesse.

    Did you see the picture of “Stripe”? Your pocket will be full again soon.

    Comment by othercat — September 16, 2007 @ 10:00 pm | Reply

  5. terry: hooray is right! not to mention hooray for shopping and finding an awesome ten dollar skirt!

    dude i salute thee with the water i am drinking today and respect your right to party all by your lonesome… because really isn’t that the best way sometimes? :)

    othercat: you drank twenty nine coffees?

    i’m missing my folks already but i’m glad for them that they’re home because i think they’re happier in .it than .ca …

    oh geeze, another puppy… this is sorta scary and yet sorta awesome. and yes, i saw the pictures :)

    Comment by sassinak — September 16, 2007 @ 11:23 pm | Reply

  6. A day off sounds good.

    Very good.

    I’m glad you enjoyed it.

    Comment by Clarity — September 17, 2007 @ 12:42 am | Reply

  7. I don’t think you’re an alcoholic. But what do I know?

    Here’s a warning sign: If you only have one or two drinks at an event, do you congratulate yourself for ‘drinking normally’? If you do, then perhaps you should examine your drinking habits.

    But catching a nice buzz while watching a movie isn’t a bad thing in my book.

    I love the Ancient Principles. I had seven Ancient Principals–these decrepit old school administrators with walkers who kept yelling ‘no running in the halls1’

    I like yours better.


    Comment by balloon pirate — September 17, 2007 @ 11:00 am | Reply

  8. Not quite 29 coffees. I would have peed myself at that pace. We were just counting franchises along the route for something to do. It’s sorta like punch-bug without the faux violence.

    Comment by othercat — September 17, 2007 @ 8:25 pm | Reply

  9. So, I used your Sass dot the other day. I have not been a good blogger. But I had reason. Now I am back. Sorta. And I loved the drink-induced post, incidentally. (heeee!)


    Comment by Natalia — September 19, 2007 @ 10:32 am | Reply

  10. clarity i really really did. it ended up being a very full day that was nonetheless entirely lovely and included a sleep-in the following morning. doeslife get better than that?

    pirate: actually i think that’s a fantastic warning sign. fantastic. andyou know that’s never happened to me ever.

    personally i think catching a nice buzz watching a movie is one of the nicest things a body can do for herself but hey, we all have our little pleasures.

    oh geeze, oh geeze, what a pun! but yeah they’re awesome aren’t they?

    othercat: thank god, 29 coffees in four hours would kill one.

    i miss when the punchbuggies were everywhere…

    nat: yay for using sass dots! (i love that i’m credited with those lol)

    and incidentally? i’m glad you loved it, it was much fun to write…

    Comment by sassinak — September 19, 2007 @ 11:40 am | Reply

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